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Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Careers in Corrections - Healthcare Careers

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We invite you to try a career in correctional medicine!  If you seek a challenge and enjoy a diverse patient load but would like to spend your evening and weekends with family and friends, then correctional medicine is for you!  Your primary duty is providing patient care, working collaboratively with clinical staff, allied health staff, and security staff.  There is no billing, insurance claims, or collections to burden you as a physician.  Much of our focus is devoted to disease management and the prevention of long-term complications utilizing nationally recognized treatment standards.  We have a long-term relationship with Wexner Medical Center as well as an extensive telemedicine system, which provide ready access to a high level of specialty support.    

Candidates must have a valid, non-restricted Ohio License.  Candidates must also be board certified or board eligible in family, emergency, or internal medicine.  For a complete position description, please visit the State of Ohio website at www.careers.ohio.gov.

  • Competitive Pay
  • Monday - Friday schedule
  • Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Most sites eligible for up to $60K student loan repayment for full-time two year commitment.
  • Full and part time opportunities available
  • Malpractice Indemnification provided, occurrence type

Interested candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae via e-mail, fax, or U.S. Mail to:

Rhonda Johnson
Recruitment Coordinator
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
770 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH  43222
Fax: 614-728-1196


We are actively seeking psychiatric providers to begin work in the Bureau of Mental Health Services providing psychiatric services to offenders incarcerated in correctional institutions.  Employees would be a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team, provide direct psychiatric care to offenders, and refer offenders for psychiatric hospitalization, among other duties.  Some clinical supervision may be required. Part-time positions are available.  Salary is negotiable based on qualifications, years of experience, institution acuity, and supervision requirements.

To be considered for employment, the following documentation must be completed and submitted: 

  • 1) Curriculum Vitae;
  • 2) Completed Application

Please contact:

Dr. Kathryn Burns, Bureau of Mental Health Services, at Kathryn.Burns@odrc.state.oh.us or 614-728-1974.   

Licensed Psychologists

Needed to provide mental health services to offenders with mental illness. Full-time civil service positions are immediately available in various institutions throughout the state. Employees would be a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team, conduct individual and group clinical interventions, administer and interpret psychological tests, conduct clinical risk assessments for the Parole Board, performs crisis assessments and interventions, provide training for clinical and correctional staff, and provide supervision to psychology assistants (if filling a supervisory position), among other duties. For employment questions and opportunities, contact Dr. Robyn Hoffman in the Bureau of Mental Health Services at 614-728-1682 or via e-mail at Robyn.Hoffman@odrc.state.oh.us.

Registered Nurses

Needed to provide clinical nursing services for the adult ambulatory offender population within Ohio’s prisons and medical facilities. Nursing opportunities available within the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) include sub-acute hospitalization care, chemotherapy, prenatal, end of life care, ambulatory care, and quality assurance. Employment with the DRC provides the professional nurse an opportunity to practice nursing in an autonomous environment while realizing a sound financial and retirement future. Nursing positions are available throughout the State of Ohio. For nursing employment opportunities contact the Bureau of Medical Services at (614) 752-1700 or click here for the State of Ohio job search.